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Privacy Policy

The South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority values the privacy of every user of our website and services. That's why we are doing everything we can to protect a personal information of all users of the South Shore CVA  website. This privacy policy explains what personal information we collect, what we do with it, what we do not do with it, and how we keep it safe. By visiting this website, you, the user, are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy.

Southshorecva.com contains links to other websites owned and operated by other businesses. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the information collection processes on these websites and cannot control how the information is used. South Shore CVA does not have access to private and personal information gathered by those websites, unless it is explicitly mentioned in this privacy policy.

Contact information

If you have questions or comments about this statement or how we treat personal information, you can contact us at info@southshorecva.com, 219-989-7770 or send mail to:
South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority
7770 Corinne Dr.
Hammond, IN 46323

What information do we collect about you, the user?

We do not collect any personal information except that which is knowingly and willingly supplied by the user. It is entirely voluntary for those using our website to provide personal information through e- newsletter lists, mailing lists, online request forms, contests, feedback forms, surveys, event registration, personal interest forms, etc.

Any information that a user provides, such as name, address, email, ZIP code, gender, and income will be stored in a secure location and will be used only for those purposes for which it was given. When a user of our website chooses to submit such information, the user is transferring that information into the United States of America and is consenting to such transfer. All data transferred will be/is encrypted (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, or HTTPS) transfer, through Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL.

Users of our website can always refuse to supply personal identification information, noting that choosing to do so may prevent the user from engaging in certain site-related activities. Users of our website and services, such as e-newsletter subscriptions, may also withdraw consent for the use of their personal information and have the right to review their information at any time. To review, update, or delete your collected data, or to withdraw consent for use, contact info@southshorecva.com.

If a user would like to be removed from or change subscriptions to any of our newsletters, there is a link at the bottom of every newsletter that allows the user to do so.

On this website we collect demographic data from Google's interest-based advertising with Google Analytics. Users of our website can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Ad Network ads using Ads Settings here. We also collect the domain name from each user as well as statistical information such as the number of users and the pages viewed.

Our website may use cookies, tags, or scripts to enhance user experience, track users’ movements around the website, and to gather demographic information about our user base. A user will have the option to choose whether to “opt in” for the use of cookies when a user accesses the site. If you, the user, chooses to allow the use of the cookies, you may, at any time, choose to “opt out” of the use of the cookies.

A user's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about you. A user may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert a user when cookies are being sent. In this type of situation, please note that some parts of the website may not function as intended.

Our website includes social media programs and features, such as displaying user generated content powered by Stackla, the Facebook Like button and widgets, and the Share button. If a user chooses to use these features, these social media programs and features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. The social media programs, features, and widgets we use are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our website. Please be advised that a user’s interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing the feature(s) which may NOT be under the custody, control or policy of the South Shore CVA.

How do we use your information?

The information that we collect is used to enhance the usability and improve the content of our website. It may be used to personalize information for statistical purposes. Personal information will not be shared with third parties unless otherwise indicated or required to do so by law.

South Shore CVA will retain the personal data we process until the user notifies us that he/she no longer wishes to receive the services or information for which the data was collected or withdraws his/her consent. South Shore CVA will retain and use this personal information as long as necessary for the purposes for which the personal data was processed, enforce our agreements, resolve disputes or to comply with our legal obligations.

Changes to Privacy Policy

The South Shore CVA reserves the right to change and update its privacy policy. Any changes to the privacy policy will be posted on this website.